Elkridge, MD, September 16, 2009 – GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), the parent of global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), announced that on September 4, 2009 its wholly owned subsidiary General Physics (UK) Ltd acquired certain operating assets and the business of Milsom Industrial Designs Limited, a provider of technical documentation, technical publications, technical recruiting and engineering design services. The annualized revenue exceeded $10 million in their latest fiscal year. GP utilized cash-on-hand to fund the acquisition and anticipates that the acquired business will be accretive to earnings-per-share.
Milsom provides extensive technical services for aerospace and engineering companies. It combines over twenty years experience with a customer-focused approach to outsourced solutions which have ensured prime supplier status with UK customers.
Scott Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of GP, stated, “As part of our strategy for growing globally, we continue to pursue selective acquisitions of businesses that broaden our service and product offerings, deepen our capabilities, diversify our client mix and allow us to enter new and expand within existing markets. We believe that Milsom bolsters our ability to deliver technical services and technical training services in Europe through its technical documentation and engineering design services capabilities, particularly in the aerospace sector. This acquisition will enable us to better support our current UK and multinational clients and more easily demonstrate our expanding geographic reach.”
To learn more about Milsom visit: http://www.milsom.uk.com/design/home.htm.
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Scott N. Greenberg
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer